Caesar DeLeo, MD, MHSA, CPE

by Jasmine Batchelor

November 6, 2017

Senior Medical Director, Clinical Services,
Highmark Health

Dr. DeLeo is currently Senior Medical Director at Highmark, a Pittsburgh-based vertically integrated health care delivery system with managed care operations for 5 million members in three states. Within Highmark Dr. DeLeo has served in several capacities: Senior Medical Director, Interim Vice President of Utilization Management, Senior Medical Director at Gateway Health (a subsidiary Medicaid and Medicare special needs plan).  Dr. DeLeo has also served as Medical Director at HealthAmerica/Coventry HealthCare in Pittsburgh, Medical Director at CIGNA HealthCare of Illinois in Chicago, Hospice Medical Director and clinician at the Geisinger Clinic and ER physician with Emergency Physicians Medical Group in Michigan.

Throughout his career, Dr. DeLeo has managed physicians and staff, build and led multiple initiatives that have included Pay-for-Performance and Practitioner Engagement programs, and has been involved in all aspects of health plan operations.  Dr. DeLeo is a graduate of Lehigh University, Jefferson Medical College and the University of Michigan’s School of Public Health (MHSA). He is a third generation physician who began his career making house calls with his father at age 4.